The function permits an exported WinBUGS map to be read into an sp package class SpatialPolygons object.

readSplus(file, proj4string = CRS(as.character(NA)))

Arguments

file

name of file

proj4string

Object of class '"CRS"'; holding a valid proj4 string

Value

readSplus returns a SpatialPolygons object

References

http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/geobugs12manual.pdf

Note

In the example, taken from the GeoBUGS manual, the smaller part of area1 has a counter-clockwise ring direction in the data, while other rings are clockwise. This implies that it is a hole, and does not get filled. Errant holes may be filled using checkPolygonsHoles. The region labels are stored in the ID slots of the Polygons objects.

See also

Examples

if (rgeosStatus()) { geobugs <- readSplus(system.file("share/Splus.map", package="maptools")) plot(geobugs, axes=TRUE, col=1:3) row.names(geobugs) pls <- slot(geobugs, "polygons") sapply(pls, function(i) sapply(slot(i, "Polygons"), slot, "hole")) pls1 <- lapply(pls, checkPolygonsHoles) sapply(pls1, function(i) sapply(slot(i, "Polygons"), slot, "hole")) plot(SpatialPolygons(pls1), axes=TRUE, col=1:3) }